Category Archives: School Blog

Investigating Materials in Primary 1

Primary 1 worked on their prediction skills today when they investigated materials, in the form of items from around the class.

They chose items for our Floating and Sinking experiment, making a prediction as to whether it would float or sink, then tested their prediction by dunking it into a bucket of water.

We all learned a lot and had a few surprises!!

Next week we plan to investigate which item of our uniform will best transport water across  the playground, using a jumper, trousers and an old shoe!

Mrs Coyle

Reminder: register your 🧒 child for primary one before Monday 9 November.

If your child has their 5th birthday between 1 March 2021 and 28 February 2022, you should register them for school next week – and we’re asking you to do this online.

Go to www.renfrewshire.gov.uk/p1registration anytime between Monday 2 and Monday 9 November. 

 You’ll need to have a few things ready to upload:

  1. a copy of your child’s full birth certificate
  2. proof of address – Council Tax and Child Benefit Statement (or Driving Licence, utility/bank statement showing last 3 months transactions)
  3. Roman Catholic Baptismal Certificate (if applicable)

If you can’t register online, please phone your local catchment school to arrange an appointment. This is really important – please do not turn up at school without an appointment.

Face Coverings from Monday 2nd November

The Scottish Government has updated guidance for schools. This was published  on the 30th October 2020.

The guidance now states:

“Face coverings should be worn by parents and other visitors to all school sites (whether entering the building or otherwise), including parents at drop-off and pick-up.”

We appreciate that there are exemptions to this but if you are able to, please wear a face covering whilst on the school site including the front gate area at the start and end  of the school day.

Thank you for your cooperation in this.  Our aim is to keep our whole community as safe as possible.

For Primary 3, 4 and 7 Parents – Sacramental Preparation

Due to current COVID 19 restrictions we are unable to go ahead with the information meeting planned next week.

We have created a leaflet to give all parents an brief understanding of the sacrament preparation children will receive in school.

This leaflet will be given to all p3, 4, and 7 children on Monday and more information will be given nearer the time.

Should any parent have further questions or concerns around this please make an appointment with the school office to speak to either Mrs Rowley or Mrs McDonald.

To view the leaflet please click on the link below:

St Fergus Sacramental Information Leaflet 2020

 

Halloween Party

 

We’re having a party……Thank you to our parent council who have decorated the church hall and flexible learning room ready for Halloween tomorrow. Remember you can dress up or come to school out of uniform tomorrow. Please donate either chocolates or bottles for our Parent Council Christmas fundraiser. Thank you 🧙‍♀️🧞‍♂️🎃🤖👾👻

Poppy Appeal Scotland 2020

Remembrance day is on the 11th November, and Remembrance Sunday is on the 8th November.  The Poppy is worn to honour the people who served in the armed forces and by donating to The Poppy Appeal Charity, it helps to support the soldiers who have served in war and their families.

If you were to buy a poppy you would be helping a lot of families when they need support.

In St Fergus’ we will be selling poppies throughout November and children can buy one by giving a donation to their class teacher.

We hope to raise as much money as we can, to help those in need.

Thank you,  Logan and Clara.

(Head Boy and Head Girl)

P1 REGISTRATION

Children who reach 5 years of age between 1 March 2021 and 28 February 2022 inclusive should be registered for education in their catchment school.

You must register your child in only one school, either the denominational or non-denominational school for your area. If you need information on schools for your area please telephone 0300 300 0170 or visit our website www.renfrewshire.gov.uk.  You can also use the Find in on the map page by clicking on the link below:
https://ren.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=d7d38f018ce449b7a2ebd32bf7ff74f3
Registration will be live online during week commencing 2nd November to 9th November through www.renfrewshire.gov.uk.
For those unable to register online we request that you telephone your local catchment school to make an appointment to attend in person during these dates.
Parents/carers must provide satisfactory documentary evidence of the age of their child and that their family reside within the catchment area of the school. This evidence includes:
1 Child’s full Birth Certificate2 Most recent Council Tax Notice or if not currently resident in the property either a concluded missive or a signed and witnessed tenancy agreement/lease.
3 Child Benefit Statement. In the event that a Child Benefit Statement is not available, a Driving Licence or a Bank
Statement/utility bill showing transactions over the most recent 3 months and the applicant’s address may be accepted. Or If appropriate to current circumstances – Court Order / Looked After Child / Foster Carer document(s).
4 Roman Catholic Baptismal Certificate (if applicable)
The list above is not exhaustive and the Council retains the right to ask for further information when proof of residency is not satisfied. Original documents must be produced upon request.If you want your child to go to a different school you require to register at your catchment school and thereafter make a placing request. Placing Request Forms are available from our website above and search “Sending your child to school -Information Pack” under related documents or by telephoning 0300 300 0170 or
your catchment school.
Please read the following document from Renfrewshire Council:
SendingYourChildToSchool2020

Awards for St Fergus’ Young Engineers of the Future.

Congratulations to St Fergus’ Primary 6 and 7 pupils who were awarded their grades in the Scottish Engineering  Leaders Awards this morning. Lockdown aside, this was a bumper year for entries with the largest number of pupils entering their designs than ever before.
Their task was to think of a problem that exists and then design a solution.
This year three pupils, Olivia, Hailie and Emma,  stood out with their entries being selected to the final stage and shortlisted for the award, an amazing achievement!
Well done to all!